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Marcus Di Rollo examines the impacts of the Scottish Government's rent cap on investors, developers, and tenants, and explores the upcoming challenges and potential changes in rent control policies. The Scottish Government’s rent cap divides opinion. On one hand, it has arguably protected

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Sharon McDougall, a DAS-approved money adviser at Scotland Debt Solutions, part of Begbies Traynor Group, outlines the implications of company administration for employees. Company administration is a statutory process that provides respite from creditor pressure for companies in financial dist

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Paul Hilton explains why, even in a slightly slower market, homeowners shouldn’t hold off on selling their homes. Homeowners who are considering moving on to a new property in 2024 are in a powerful position to influence the market, which shouldn’t be underestimated.

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Laura Falls discusses the challenges Scottish businesses face in funding growth ambitions, particularly the underutilisation of private equity (PE), and provides tips for companies considering PE investment to address potential misunderstandings and mistrust. Addleshaw Goddard partners with the Fras

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced proposals to ensure that consumer credit scores will now better reflect individuals’ financial situations, writes Venetia Jackson. The proposals set out a range of measures aiming to improve the information collected by credit reference

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Consumer credit and payment services expert Andrew Barber discusses the FCA's recent proposals to ensure public access to cash in the UK by requiring banks, building societies, and other businesses to maintain reasonable access to cash services. Banks and building societies will be required to maint

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Neil Wilson discusses the performance of Scottish auction markets in 2023, highlighting increases in livestock sales and prices, the challenges and successes of island auctioneers, the introduction of new professionals in the Institute of Auctioneers, and the impact of auction markets on the Sc

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Shaun Barton, partner at Company Closure, highlights the warning signs of a company insolvency. When it comes to the impending, or actual, insolvency of a limited company, taking swift action is critical. Seeking the services of a business turnaround expert such as a licensed insolvency practitioner

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Michael Reid discusses the complexities and challenges of trade credit, focusing on retention of title issues, the role of credit reporting agencies, and the difficulties faced by suppliers in reclaiming goods in the event of a buyer's insolvency or liquidation. It is an accepted feature of the busi

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Emma Barclay and Emily Couchlin introduce the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023, highlighting its provisions for enhancing UK authorities' powers to combat fraudulent trading and economic exploitation, and discussing its implications for companies and limited partnerships. On 2

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Hamish Lean provides an update on the rural property market. The Scottish Land Commission has recently published the Rural Land Market Insights Report 2023, which provides an in-depth analysis of the landowner and buyer motivations over the 2023 period whilst also giving insight into emerging rural

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